General Kelly – MSNBC

Donald Trump briefly addressed former White House National Security Advisor John Bolton’s book yesterday, telling reporters that he hasn’t seen the manuscript, but adding, in an odd passive voice, “Nothing was ever said to John Bolton.”

Soon after, the president was a bit more direct on the subject. Asked for his response to Bolton’s allegations, Trump said, “False…. Totally false.”

As it turns out, John Kelly, Trump’s former White House chief of staff, was far more credulous about Bolton’s perspective.

“If John Bolton says that in the book, I believe John Bolton,” Kelly said at a lecture series appearance in Sarasota, Fla. Kelly added, “John’s an honest guy. He’s a man of integrity and great character, so we’ll see what happens,” according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

The former White House chief of staff said “the majority of Americans would like to hear the whole story,” adding, “I think if there are people that could contribute to this, either innocence or guilt … I think they should be heard.”

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